PFT: League will not vacate Saints SB win

Mike Florio has clarified with sources that any penalties the Saints will face for their bounty program will not include shipping the Lombardi to Indianapolis:

But we can officially end any such discussion.  The potential consequences for the violation, we’re told, will be limited to those expressly identified in the league’s press release of March 2:  fines, suspensions, and forfeiture of draft picks.

Vacating games or taking away titles isn’t on the table.  The Saints will have to write a large check to the league, and the Saints will be prevented from writing a name on a card during one or more rounds of the 2012 (and maybe 2013) draft.  That’s it.

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